LG To Ask Japan To Revoke Matsushita's Plasma Display Patents

Law360, New York (November 12, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- South Korean electronics maker LG Electronics Inc. will file an application with the Japanese government's patent agency by the end of the month, seeking to invalidate two patents on display panel technology held by rival Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., the company said Thursday.

“We are planning to file an application with the Japan Patent Office against Matsushita this month to nullify the patents. We have concluded that the patents in question are so commonly used in the industry that they cannot be patented by a specific...
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